Course participants will be engaged in two supervised practica with students who have special needs, one student at the primary grade level and one at the intermediate grade level. Course participants will use their content and pedagogical knowledge and skills to assess and design curriculum for students with special needs; they will learn to work with school personnel to optimize students’ learning, as they communicate with caregivers and families about students’ academic achievement and development, making suggestions for family and home support. Application for the practicum must be submitted three months prior to placement and course registration; The submission of the major assessment to TaskStream® is required. Class Notes: Closed Class. Permission Number Required from the Department Chairperson.